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Willowing & friends - a happy place for making art!

Willowing & friends - a happy place for making art!

Ansota's Art Journal Matheus Lopes Manifesto, traditional art, mixed media Building a galaxy, digital art, mixed media Alternate ending, digital art, mixed media Ace of Wands, digital art, mixed media In Between, digital art, mixed media A way out, digital art, mixed media Suspense, digital art, mixed media Thousand eyes, digital art, mixed media About The Artist Matheus Lopes is a young illustrator from Brazil. Matheus Lopes’s Website Matheus Lopes’s Flickr Matheus Lopes at Threadless Tees Ölmalerei und Ölbilder mit Anleitung {Insert Witty Title Here}: Art {Journal} Links (photo by kind permission of Kelly Kilmer , effects by Anam ) My main focus is my art journaling, but I'm a eclectic artist so the artists that inspire me are generally eclectic too and do a bit of everything. I look mostly for ideas and techniques and they can come from anywhere. I've divided the list into manageable sections Prompts & Techniques Online Classes & Workshops Mostly Art Journals Mostly Art Mostly Writing Mostly Papercraft Pools & Collections Curiosities & Miscellanies On My Bookshelf There's all sorts in here including videos, blogs, networks, books and more. Enjoy Rho ** = may contain more adult concepts and ideas Disclaimer: This is just my list of cool places. If you want to be added to or removed from this list, please contact me Prompts & Techniques Sites Teesha's Techniques Pages Gutter Girlz ** Inspire Me Thursday One Year Art Journal 3 Word Wednesday Suite 101 Everyday Matters 12 Secrets of Creative Women Offbeat Scrapbookers ** Daisy Yellow Pinch Me To See If You're Dreaming Easy Street

Art Journal Handout This is a basic art journal handout that I created; it includes my conception of what an art journal is, how to incorporate art and writing in your journal, some basic techniques, some basic art journal prompts, what to include in a basic art journal kit, how to incorporate art journaling into your life, and some resources. I hope that you find it useful in your creative journey, or sharing the creativity with others! You can download it here: This is a reference sheet that I created to demonstrate different writing styles to use in your art journal. Read explanations of each style here, and download a pdf file by clicking the image below. Dream Worlds Revealed On Canvas Along with some magnificent dreams, Jacek Yerka finds inspiration for his masterful paintings from his childhood memories: the places, remembered feelings and smells of 1950′s Poland. He studied fine art and graphic design before becoming a full time artist in 1980… and we’re glad he did. His paintings will take you through incredible worlds of imagination, bending reality in captivating and clever ways fit to inspire a novel or film. See Also ENDEARING MONSTER DRAWINGS POP FROM THE SCREEN Via:

25 Handmade Gifts Under $5 If your gift list is long and your budget is small here are some great Handmade Gifts that you can make. Keep in mind that handmade items are not just beautiful but special… I love to give them and I love to receive them. In my opinion they are the best! Jersey Knit Bracelet Lovely! This would make a perfect gift for any of your girlfriends. You can choose the colors and recycle t-shirts that you have around the house. Cheap and cute! tutorial Paper Clip Earrings Tutorial This is a brilliant idea… and the possibilities are endless. Love it! Printed Candles Who doesn’t love a candle? Think about how many different stamps you could use to customize this project. tutorial Hot Chocolate Art! What a great gift for neighbors and teachers… I am personally a hot chocolate lover so this would make a great gift for me tutorial Tile Coaster You can buy these plain tiles at Home Depot for under a dollar. I’ve seen them with family pictures also… Way cute! tutorial Bow Belt I was amazed how easy this tutorial was. So Pretty!

creativityUNLEASHED by traci bautista Melanie Testa Marta Penter Jar of Happiness for my Birthday Tuesday is my thirty-something birthday and I wanted to make something fun for myself. A little happiness in a jar for my happy day please! These are great because I know that in no way during the week could I make a cake for myself. I can just put the lid on these beauties and store in the fridge until my day. (okay so we all ate one tonight but there is still 4 left...) I have seen these fun little cupcakes baked right in the jar over at Babble and had to give it a try myself. I did make mine a little different and wanted to share with you all what worked for me. 1)Mix a white cake mix as directed. YUMMY!!!

Linda’s List of Official Tangle Patterns Sampler of a few Zentangle-original Tangle Patterns. Not all of the tangles created and introduced by Zentangle® originators Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas are posted online. This makes complete sense when you think about it because income from teaching about Zentangle is one aspect of their business. Learning about the original “102 Tangles” (now up to 154) and receiving instructions on how to teach them is part of the teacher certification seminar. (See this page for more about teaching Zentangle.) For those who are new to Zentangle, the Zentangle-original (aka “official”) tangles are those created and introduced by Zentangle HQ — that is to say patterns by Maria Thomas, Rick Roberts and Maria’s daughters Molly Hollibaugh “(pronounced: haul’-a’-baw’)” and Martha Huggins. However, every Zentangle-original tangle that does have authorized online drawing instructions is posted here on TanglePatterns and is linked in my list below. A reminder … Copyright Issues You Should Know

Latest News! | Studio Tangie “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” Walt Disney I want to invite you to a retreat that focuses on the magic of Disney as a place born of determination and imagination. Many people have had huge dreams but Walt Disney took action and moved forward in his. We can learn many great lessons from the dreams he brought to life. Become a child again and enjoy Disney like you never have before, documenting the “magic”, art journaling style. ~Tangie The very basics of what we’ll be doing: We will be sketching and water coloring right inside Disneyland with our travel sized art journaling kits, focusing on the magic of the Parks (you DON’T have to know how to draw, I promise!). Dates for the workshop: Live Workshop October 6th-11th, 2014 (Some activities are optional and additional fee is required).